Due to COVID-19 there are events, facilities and programs in our community that are being cancelled, closed or postponed. This page will keep track of everything for you:


  • The MICs Group of Health Services (Matheson/Iroquois Falls/Cochrane) has announced, effective immediately, that no visitors or volunteers will be allowed in hospitals and Long-Term-Care. All out patients are being screened. Some outpatient services could be impacted. You will be notified if your appointment is deferred or cancelled. Please contact the Porcupine Health Unit (705-461-1818) or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) if you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath and have concerns.
  • The Aboriginal Peoples Alliance of Northern Ontario is cancelling their last Kitchen Social of the season.
  • The Cochrane Alzheimer Committee is postponing Willa Minto Fun Day until hopefully sometime in May.
  • The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) have cancelled their Annual General Meeting and Conference which was to take place in Timmins from May 13th to 15th
  • NOJHL Playoffs (affecting Cochrane Crunch)
  • All publicly funded schools will be closed for an additional 2 weeks following March Break. Meaning kids are off school from Sat March 14th until Sunday April 5th.
  • Effective March 14 to April 5 the Tim Hortons Event Centre will be closed to the public.
  • Spring break camps for ages 4 ‐12 at the Cochrane Daycare Centre will be cancelled. Parents who have registered their childrem will receive a full refund.
  • The Cochrane Daycare Centre (both locations) will be closed to the public effective March 16 to April 5
  • The OSOR oval race that is scheduled to take place March 14 will continue as scheduled, however, the Town will not be opening the pavilion and are discouraging participation in social events.
  • The Polar Bear Habitat will be closed to the public from March 14 to April 5. Full time staff will be reporting to work and the bears health and safety remains a priority.
  • The Town will be restricting public access into municipal office areas, “behind the counter” unless necessary.
  • Cochrane Public Library will be closed to the public effective March 14 to April 5.
  • Iroquois Falls Seniors Supper Club meal planned for March 25 is cancelled
  • Iroquois Falls Town Hall office, Jus Jordan Arena and Sports Complex and Public Works Building are closed to the public
  • Timmins & District Humane Society will be limiting public access to our building in an effort to keep our staff, volunteers, and the public safe. In turn, Timmins’ shelter animals will also remain safe and well cared for.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 70 has announced, effective immediately, that the bar at the legion will be closed until further notice. The Catch the Ace-draw will continue, with a video of the draw being posted online
  • Northern College will be suspending its face-to-face classes until further notice and closing its doors to the public immediately. The College currently is on reading week and class suspensions are effective March 20, 2020 when reading week ends. Commencing the week of March 23, students may resume studies through remote program delivery utilizing the college’ learning management system, Blackboard
  • ALL snowmobile trails will be closed as of 11:59pm on Saturday, March 21st, according to the OFSC
  • ALL Provincial Parks in Ontario are closed until April 30th. In our region that includes Kettle Lakes Provincial Park & Rene Brunelle Provincial Park
  • The Cochrane Sportsman Show has been cancelled for 2020
  • The Porquis Music Festival  (July 17, 18, 19) has been cancelled


  • The Human Trafficking Information Presentation that was to be held on April 2, 2020 at the Cochrane Pavilion has been postponed until further notice